Garden construction work moves forward. Visiting this week to monitor the garden build progress, much has been achieved in seven days. It is great working with a regular landscape team, as we can not only rely on superb workmanship and detail but fantastic communication. This is something we pride ourselves on and understand the importance of keeping the project as stress free for the client as possible. This can obviously be achieved with clear direction and organisation.
Brick retaining walls
The low brick retaining walls are now two courses high. The clay bricks themselves have been selected carefully to compliment the style and age of the house. They also tie in with the clay pavers that we have used in other parts of the garden. Soft in tone with a very slight colour variation will mean they will blend in seamlessly to the design. We are also using these clay pavers as the path material in a basket weave pattern and also brick with a flint inlay. We have discussed the heights and positioning of the recessed wall lights from our lighting design, again considering all these little details make a huge difference to the end result.
Our blacksmith has now sent the underground part of the beautiful bespoke metal gate. This has been positioned carefully and set in concrete before the concrete pour for the paths. When the gate arrives, it will then fit securely onto a strong base. Designed at our Surrey studio and made at a Herefordshire forge, it will be centralised onto the property’s chimney breast on one side and a yew hedge on the other, affording access through to the parterre garden beyond.
We are looking forward to our next visit to see further progress. A small area of garden, but one with many quirks due to its’ age and location. This certainly makes for a characterful space and one with much individuality.